Category Archives: The Drill

URGENT: CDF responds to ‘dubia’ about the baptismal formula, “WE baptize you….”

I have to issue an important correction. Back in 2009, I answered a question about the validity of the form for baptism: “We baptize you…”.  I wrote at the time that my first inclination was that that was invalid.  Then … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 183: Bp. Schneider’s call for a Crusade of Eucharistic Reparation – ACTION ITEM!

Bp. Schneider has called for a Crusade of Eucharistic Reparation. He released a text on his site, Gloria Dei, about sins against the Blessed Sacrament, offences against our Lord in the Eucharist, and the need of such a coordinated campaign. … Continue reading

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China hacked the Vatican? Of COURSE China hacked the Vatican!

This just in from The Hill. Group says China hackers infiltrated Vatican ahead of expected talks A cybersecurity firm has concluded that Chinese hackers penetrated the Vatican’s computer networks in recent months during the lead-up to negotiations between the Catholic … Continue reading

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What’s up at Fishwrap these days?

Sometimes I forget for days at a time that the stinky Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) even exists. Happy days, those.  Then something comes into view, like road-kill, and I go to look at it. This week we learn that … … Continue reading

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BOOK: The Next Pope: The Leading Cardinal Candidates by Edward Pentin

I’m having a look right now at two books which speculate about the next Pope.  One is by George Weigel.  HERE  I’ll get to him. First, there is an offering by the best working vaticanista today, Edward Pentin. This is … Continue reading

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Will Black Lives Matter now turn on Big Business Abortion?

The Black Lives Matter movement, or whatever it is, is riddled with incoherence and inconsistencies. However, someone involved with BLM has turn a little attention towards Big Business Abortion, namely, Planned Parenthood. I mentioned Planned Parenthood the other day in … Continue reading

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“But… but… the traditional ways are… are… toooo haaaard!” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I blocked out the name of the nut job who posted this tweet, lest he get traffic. It couldn’t have been closer to “Pò sì jiù!… Down With The Four Olds!” The tweet is the less eloquent contemporary version of … Continue reading

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Project Veritas video of radical chaos organizers with Soros funding

Project Veritas has posted video of organizers for a parallel “antifa” group, with funding from George Soros.  1 Million view on Twitter. This is really chilling stuff. Nearly 1,000,000 views/50,000 tweets and @Twitter just can’t let #DefundAntifa trend… What are … Continue reading

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Quick thoughts about Archbp. Viganò’s Letter to Pres. Trump

I’ve had a lot of people asking me via email to comment – or rather why I haven’t commented – on Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s Letter to Pres. Trump (V2POTUS). I’ve been busy! However, a little gap of time before … Continue reading

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Moral Injury, traditional Catholics and burnt out priests

From a reader… I am a physician and have had the opportunity to work with several burnt out priests over the years. I am concerned about the emotional well being of priests during the current situation because of a stressor … Continue reading

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100th Birthday of St. John Paul II. Wherein Fr. Z muses and reminisces.

Today is the 100th Birthday of the late Pope St. John Paul II. Recently Pope Benedict XVI wrote a letter to the Church of Poland in honor of this anniversary. In the letter he seemed to have argued in favor … Continue reading

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Bp. Folda of @fargodiocese opines about people who desire Communion on the tongue during Coronavirus

The Diocese of Fargo is one of the US dioceses which has improperly banned Communion on the tongue, in the context of the Wuhan Corona Lockdown Virus.  This ultra vires policy flies in the face of Redemptionis Sacramentum 92. Fargo … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants and points a finger

In another post, I commented on some good points made by Joseph Shaw in a piece at HPR. I want to return to Shaw’s piece for some final points.  Picking up toward the end… […] It certainly would not have … Continue reading

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Joseph Shaw’s HPR article has food for thought about reception of Communion during COVID-1984

A reader alerted me to a fine article at HPR by Joseph Shaw of the UK’s Latin Mass Society.  He wrote something that pertains to my look, yesterday, at the guidelines issued by the Diocese of Little Rock.  I took … Continue reading

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Wherein Damian Thompson (@holysmoke) vaporizes Christopher Lamb (@ctrlamb) of The Bitter Pill (aka @The_Tablet)

Over at the The Bitter Pill (aka The Tablet, aka RU-486) a papalotrous fledgling of the New catholic Red Guard, Christopher Lamb, has a vicious hit piece about Robert Card. Sarah. I was going to spend part of my precious … Continue reading

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